Butternut Squash Mac + Cheese


This easy Butternut Squash Mac + Cheese is a delicious family friendly dinner that adds a fun new flavor to your kids’ tastebuds.



  • 3 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 oz. noodles
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (optional)


  1. Place three cups of cubed butternut squash in a pot along with the broth and garlic over high heat.
  2. Place the lid on the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium-low and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. While the squash is boiling, cook your pasta according to package directions.
  5. Once the butternut squash is easily pierced with a fork, pour the broth and butternut mixture into a high powered blender along with the cream, cheddar, mozzarella, and salt.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Drain the pasta and place back into the pot. Pour the smooth cheesy butternut sauce on top and mix until coated.
  8. Transfer the cheesy mac to a baking dish and top with panko breadcrumbs (if desired).
  9. Broil for 1 minute so the panko gets golden brown. Garnish with chopped chives.